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Moon phase on 17 April 2001 Tuesday is Waning Crescent, 23 days old Moon is in Aquarius.

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Lunar calendar 2001 | April 2001

Waning Crescent phase
Waning Crescent phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Crescent 33% illuminated

Waning Crescent is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 33% and getting smaller. The 23 days old Moon is in ♒ Aquarius.

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Moon phase and lunation details

1 day after Last Quarter

Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 1 day on 15 April 2001 at 15:31.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.

Moon in ♒ Aquarius

Moon is passing about ∠18° of ♒ Aquarius tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1768"

Lunar disc appears visually 7.8% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1768" and ∠1911".

Flower Moon after 20 days

Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2001 after 20 days on 7 May 2001 at 13:53.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 23 April 2001 at 15:26
  • First Quarter in Leo ♌ on 30 April 2001 at 17:08
  • Full Moon in Scorpio ♏ on 7 May 2001 at 13:53
  • Last Quarter in Aquarius ♒ on 15 May 2001 at 10:11

Moderate tide

There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.

Lunation 15 / 968

The Moon is 23 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 15 of Meeus index or 968 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.59 days

Length of current 15 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 5 minutes. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes longer than next lunation 16 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 21 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 42 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠232.3°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠232.3°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠267.3°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon in apogee

Moon is reaching point of apogee on this date at 06:06, this is 11 days after last perigee on 5 April 2001 at 10:04 in ♍ Virgo. Lunar orbit is starting to get closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth for 14 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next perigee on 2 May 2001 at 03:37 in ♍ Virgo.

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Distance to Moon 404 501 km

This apogee Moon is 404 501 km (251 345 mi) away from Earth. It is 907 km farther than the mean apogee distance, but it is still 2 208 km closer than the farthest apogee of 21st century.

Moon after descending node

3 days after its descending node on 14 April 2001 at 06:52 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 10 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 28 April 2001 at 09:43 in ♋ Cancer.

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Draconic month

16 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♋ Cancer, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon after southern standstill

3 days after previous South standstill on 14 April 2001 at 11:36 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-23.123°. Next 11 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠23.248° in the next northern standstill on 28 April 2001 at 16:18 in ♋ Cancer.

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Syzygy in 6 days

After 6 days on 23 April 2001 at 15:26 in ♈ Aries, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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